Max Pam Professor of Law, The University of Chicago Law School. I am grateful for research support from the Harold J. Green Faculty Fund and the SNR Denton Fund.
For conversations about this Essay, we thank Anupam Chander, Victor Fleischer, Jerry Frug, Calvin Johnson, Michael Knoll, Steven Medema, Richard Schragger,Sloan Speck, Andrew Verstein, and participants in the Harvard Law School conference Celebrating Jerry Frug’s Work on Cities. We also thank Reeves Jordan for excellent research assistance. An earlier, longer draft of this Essay circulated under the title Inverted Theoriesand remains available on Chicago Unbound at http://perma.cc/XB7Q-TXYE.
Richard H. McAdams
Deputy Dean and Bernard D. Meltzer Professor of Law, The University of Chicago Law School.
Some objects, like Weebles and lawn darts, resist inversion. The same is true of certain popular legal theories—or so we argue.